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Ladybird looking for love by Rhana Griffin

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Gorgeous, bright, 3 week young lady ladybird seeks small man ladybird for extended rendezvous in the Banksia tree on the corner. Must have at least 8 spots and enjoy aphids.

I love love LOVE ladybirds, so much so that these are on top of my Christmas list, and I damn near cried when I missed out on snapping this up because I was… sleeping. CURSE MY BEING HUMAN!!

But I digress…

I love ladybirds, so I was overjoyed to find out that I have 3 trees in my garden that are the “in” places for all the hip and happening ladybirds in the neighbourhood to hang out and get jiggy with it. And when I say jiggy I mean whoa nelly! Get a room! There are children around!

Rampant sexual apetites aside, they really are utterly beautiful creatures, and most afternoons now see me out the front, camera in hand, trying to capture that perfect image.

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    hehe I love ladybirds too, even if I did kill one as a child, must link you to that piece though you’ve probably read, tis old…

    trust you to play match maker :)

    a gorgeous image Bellababe, and for me these are wonderful Christmas colours and tones. xx


    Mad? Yes, quite possibly ;)

    By the way… I do hope your ladybird death was accidental? I best go read ….

    – Rhana Griffin

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Wow! WOW!!!!! She’s GORGEOUS! What an exquisite macro!!!And I’m giggling as I read the text…

  • I giggle everytime hubby calls me his ladybird porn queen ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Rhana. I hope she gets a response from the ad

  • I’m sure she will :) She’s not too picky!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszover 4 years ago

    I’ve been thinking of doing ladybugs in some of my paintings…this has convinced me!
    Cool shot…

  • Yay! Ladybird inspiration… doesn’t get much better than that! Ping me when you are done so I can check it out :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    this is really so beautiful :)

  • Thanks Christie, I couldn’t ask for a better model really ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture.!!!

  • Thanks!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    There are so many about this year all looking for ladybird love! I also love them Rhana, fabulous shot with excellent clarity and beautiful colour …. very nicely captured!!

  • Thanks John :) This is a first for me, having so many very willing subjects right on my doorstep. I am loving it!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 4 years ago

    Just love the focusing you’re getting but is the earthly colours that seemingly breathe from the screen that really give off the natural feel to this shot. And as for the glimmering of light on the ladybird – inspired.

    nice to see they also had time to play a bit of leapfrog too.

  • This is handhel Stuart, so the focusing is a bit hit and miss I am afraid, but they flit about so very quickly (when they are not focussed on – ahem – other things) that using a tripod is really a bit pointless. So I just aim and shoot a bunch of images (like a WHOLE bunch) and sometimes I get lucky with the focussing :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    love this!!!! wonderful work. :))))) xxx

  • Hey thanks cookie!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 4 years ago

    I love them, too! Gorgeous shot!

  • There’s just something about them isn’t there? Hey Steph, do you get the true red coloured ones? We don’t, I have only ever seen the orange or yellow ones – harlequins I believe. What I wouldn’t give to chance upon a red 7 spot.

    – Rhana Griffin

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